Government provides housing for senior citizen

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Government provides housing for senior citizen


GIS –
A champion senior athlete, who lived in dangerous conditions on a river bank, now has a safe place to call home.

Mr. Edward Emanius of Vieux-Fort South is the gracious recipient of a single occupant dwelling located in the quiet community of La Tourney.

Saint Lucia Social Development Fund (SSDF) funded the construction of the home, and Invest St. Lucia provided the land on which to build.

Prime Minister and Parliamentary Representative for Vieux-Fort South the Hon. Dr. Kenny Anthony said Mr. Emanius, who has been a sports ambassador and a humble citizen, is well deserving of the assistance.

“I was horrified when I saw the conditions in which he lived just above the river bank. The trough had completely overwhelmed his home- and that was the second occasion, as Tomas had ripped into the house and damaged it severely- so the trough had completed the job. He was living in very difficult circumstances, but the truth is that he isn’t one to complain. Despite the fact that there was an obvious need, he never went around complaining, asking, begging, he just took his lot in life. While I knew of the situation following Tomas, it took some time for us to get around [to everyone], and when I visited again after the trough, I knew there and then that we had to do something about his situation and take him out of his misery,” Prime Minister Anthony said.

The Prime Minister echoed government’s commitment to identify and assist the most vulnerable in society, while he impressed the importance of self-sufficiency to promote individual and national development.

Dr. Anthony expressed profound gratitude to contractor, Mr. Royden Barley who agreed to complete the project without compensation.

The project was completed at a total cost of EC$21,246.12 owing in part to the complimentary labor and discounts on materials from True Value Building & Hardware Supplies.

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  1. Yes they build him the hut but without water and electricity,now you tell me what good is it please? Why not do it the right way Kenny stop the bribe too late now.

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  2. $21,246.12 to True Value and there are so many other building materials suppliers in vieux - fort. Come on lets share a little and playing politrix with everything

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  3. Is this Vaval? Looks like to mister from VF we used to call Vaval. He tried his hands at many things but never made it. Very good gesture indeed! Have been living abroad but do remember him.

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  4. you have to be a labor party supporter to benefit from this,cause how many more like this man around and not getting anything.but i'm happy for the guy.

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  5. I wonder why we tend to connect or associate people with a particular color or party whenever someone benifeits from any humanitarian gesture involving a politician? I have to agree that there might be hundreds more in the same or worse situation but common man,does it always have to be about the politics? As much as the present Parliamentary Rep.from Soufriere is not one of the people's favorite including mine but there are humanitarian gestures that he have done which continues to positively affect the lives of persons who have absolutely no connections to the party that he represents and alot of it have been done for private individuals.Sometimes we don't always have to jump the gun or live by assumption or mere speculation but rather view most or if not everything with an open or objective point of view.I don't know who the man is,but if he was to be from the other side of the political divide would that surprise me? Hell no!He is St.Lucian after all.Whether you are yellow,red,green or One of One,it doesn't matter to me because as St.Lucians we are all entitled.

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  6. Bambi, I totally agree! "When it's good say it's good", that's a start I hope, we need to try to help one another more, Labour/UWP or whatever, we are all St. Lucians.

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    • There is also more help to come. Patience is a virtue. The man had lived through it without complaining until his day. Let's hope the most deserving get help.

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